Italian Government Scholarship for foreign Citizens

The Italian Government Scholarship Program for foreign Citizens

Masters

Deadline: Unknown

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy* and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)** for the academic year 2019-2020 in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).

The Program

Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)

Grants for Master’s Degree courses are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.

Admission to the first year of a Master’s Degree course in Italy requires the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the applicants’ country of origin; admission to the second year is granted to applicants upon evidence to be on track with their first year studies.

Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM)

Grants for Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.

To be admitted to an Italian AFAM Institute, applicants need to meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by the relevant University/Institute.

PhD program

Grants for a PhD program are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.

To be admitted to a PhD in Italy, applicants need to meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by the University; they are also required to provide a letter of acceptance on behalf of the relevantItalian University.

 Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela)

Grants for a research under academic supervision are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.

Benefits

  • Grantees may be exempted from the payment of enrollment and tuition fees depending on the policy of each University.
  • Exemptions are not granted for courses in Italian language and culture, for which enrollment fees are due

Health and Medical Insurance:

  • Grantees will be covered by a health and medical/accident insurance contracted by MAECI for the entire duration of the grant.
  • Insurance coverage will not apply to events derived from pre-existing physical and pathological conditions.

Financial Grant: 

  • Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance on a quarterly basis, which will be paid on their Italian bank account. The scholarships for international students in Italy duration can be three, six, or nine months depending on the type of course.

Eligibility

  • Applications must only be submitted by foreign students not residing in Italy* and by Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)** holding an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to the Italian University/Institute
  • Applicants for Master’s Degree/Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) Programmes/ Italian Language and Culture Courses should not be over 28 years old by the deadline of this call (May 30th, 2019), with the sole exception of renewals.
  • Applicants for PhD Programmes should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call (May 30th, 2019), with the sole exception of renewals
  • Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call (May 30th, 2019).
  • In this case applicants must provide a language certificate of their proficiency in English Language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (For English taught courses)
  • In order to enroll in an Italian-taught course, applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (For Italian taught courses)
  • Self-certification may be valid for candidates from countries where English is an official language and who are applying for courses held entirely in English

Application

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